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Maybe I'm biased as a comics fan of a certain age, but I often feel like everyone is nostalgic for corner box art on comics covers, even those who weren't necessarily buying comics when those little boxes were a staple. For the uninitiated, I'm talking about the little rectangle in the upper left corner of a comics cover, which would feature some manner of portrait of the book's main characters. While many comics companies had corner boxes, they're most associated with Marvel (probably because DC never really got into them).
Marvel's Star Wars tie-in comics have been one of the publisher's strongest arms since it acquired the license, and it's no surprise that it would look launch a new Darth Vader ongoing title at some point. The new Darth Vader series by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli is said to dig into Anakin Skywalker's nascent days as a newly-minted Sith lord, as he attempts to build the iconic red lightsaber he wields in the films.
Riri Williams AKA Ironheart has been a big breakout star for Marvel Comics in the past year, but very few people would have expected a live-action treatment so soon. While she's not showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, she made the leap to the real-world in a fan-film produced by students attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of its annual "Pi Day" celebrations, welcoming new students to the college.
Liz Prince, Amanda Kirk and Hannah Fisher's upcoming Coady and the Creepies is a punk-rock spookfest about a band of triplet sisters traveling the country on tour and realizing they have a closer connection to the supernatural than they maybe thought. To celebrate the release of the first issue next week, Liz Prince teamed-up with Danny Bailey of The Jabbers to bring The Creepies' signature song "Creepies R Go!" to life, and then Boom Box turned it into a lyric video which debuts today.
So whose your favorite Star Wars droid? I don't mean C-3PO or R2-D2, or BB-8 or K-2SO. I'd even be a little disappointed if you said Chopper. Those are all fine droids, but there are so many interesting robots lurking around the edges of the Star Wars Galaxy, just waiting to be discovered and appreciated. Two of the very best are BT-1 and Triple Zero, who first appeared in Marvel's Darth Vader comic, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.
Over the course of this week, Marvel has been teasing a new X-Men title by unveiling a few characters that comprise the roster at a time, all leading up to the big reveal today. In July, the publisher will launch a new volume of Astonishing X-Men by Charles Soule, but unfortunately Marvel's own website neglects to inform us of which artist is involved, highlighting a systemic problem in the industry of favoring writers' contributions over those of the artists.
Dark Horse's American Gods adaptation is one of the biggest comics of the year, and it's no surprise that some of the best comics in the industry are turning up to provide variant covers for the series by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton. With the first issue out next week and the television show premiering soon, ComicsAlliance has the exclusive reveal of Bill Sienkiewicz's cover to American Gods: Shadows #2.
One of the best things about being a kid watching cartoons is that you just don't care when they're from, because the best ones are timeless. Whether it's Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry or Scooby Doo, Where Are You? the best animation has been enjoyed by generation after generation, passed down by those who lived it when they were kids. Soon, a whole new generation will get the chance to enjoy those classic cartoons thanks to the launch of Boomerang as an over-the-top steaming service providing access to some of the most beloved characters and shows from the past.
The CW’s Riverdale has been performing strongly enough in its inaugural episodes that The CW is considering a whole mess of Archie-related shows, so it shouldn’t surprise you that Riverdale itself will earn another round. Yes, the weird Twin Peaks-meets-malt shoppe vibe of Riverdale is happening again.